Ohakune is well regarded as a winter destination within New Zealand. It is at the base of Ruapehu mountain and is known as the ski capital of New Zealand's North Island. Winters are the busy season for Ohakune, attracting skiers from all over New Zealand, Australia and beyond. The town makes a delightful stopover in the summertime too, when visitors are fewer and the walks and hikes around town are inviting.

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Waimarino Transfer Station - Old Station Road

06 385 8920

Summer (October-July)


  • Mon    8am-3pm
  • Tue      8am-3pm
  • Wed    8am-3pm
  • Thu     Closed
  • Fri       8am-3pm
  • Sat      8am-3pm
  • Sun     8am-3pm


Winter (July-October)


  • Mon to Thu   8am-3pm
  • Fri, Sat and Sun  8am-5pm